The Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador

Young Living Member Jill Young with YuLeidy, the Chongon, Ecuador, child she is sponsoring.

Young Living Member Jill Young with YuLeidy, the Chongon, Ecuador, child she is sponsoring.

The Young Living Academy is being expanded to include preschool and high school for the children of Chongon, Ecuador. Students cultivate their own organic garden that contributes to their healthy, organic lunches; participate in soccer, baseball, volleyball, dance, music, chess, and drama clubs; and participate in student council.

Can I sponsor a child at the Young Living Academy?

Yes! By sponsoring a child at the Young Living Academy, you are contributing to his or her personal and academic development. You are helping children and young people become self-reliant, model citizens, and contributors of ideas and projects, with the intention of helping others and society. You will receive a photograph of the child you sponsor, as well as an email address and blog link to communicate regularly with the child. You have the opportunity to be a mentor and have a direct impact on the child’s life.

How do I sponsor a child?

We offer a variety of donation options for the Sponsor a Child program. You can make an annual or monthly donation, which equates to $75/month, which can be completed via credit or debit card. If you are a Young Living Essential Oils member, you can make your monthly $75 donation through a deduction from your commission check. [Click here to view donation options.]

Where do the children I am sponsoring live?

In Chongon, Ecuador, about 30 km outside of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest and most populous city.

More Projects of the D. Gary Young Foundation

 

  • Donated products for fundraisers of multiple U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that are committed to helping children
  • Built two schools and a water system for the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon of Durango, Mexico
  • Provided support for the Cinterandes Foundation Mobile Surgery Unit
  • Donated a years’ supply of Omega Blue to The Heritage School in Provo, Utah, a residential treatment center for at-risk adolescents
  • Provided relief for those with leprosy in India
  • Provided earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan
  • Provided relief for Hurricane Katrina victims

 

In this photo Gary is sharing gifts with the Tarahumara children.

In this photo Gary is sharing gifts with the Tarahumara children.

 

 

To be continued.

Holiday Wishes to Everyone

Holiday Wishes from Gary and Mary Young.

Holiday Wishes from Gary and Mary Young.

Mary and I are taking two weeks off to spend time with our family. Therefore, we will not be updating the blog on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Our Foundation Blog will resume on January 8, 2015.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and an abundant, fulfilling New Year!

May we all pull together in sharing the health and wellness of Young Living Essential Oils. Your hard work has made our stunning growth possible, and we are so proud of your efforts.

Our new distillery on the Young Living Northern Lights Aromatic Farm in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, will soon be operational; and we have secured a bounteous crop of black spruce trees with room to replant.

May your days be merry and bright!

Projects of the D. Gary Young Foundation

Gary Young with some of the students at the Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador.

Gary Young with some of the students at the Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador.

Some D. Gary Young Foundation projects include:

  • Built the Young Living Academy and are building additional facilities for children in grades preschool through high school in Chongon, Ecuador. [Click here to view donation options.]
  • Sponsored 30 Days of Giving (November 2014) by collecting nearly four tons of food for a Utah food bank, raising over $6,000 for the Foundation, and making fleece blankets for a Utah-based charity that cares for abused and abandoned children
  • Providing oils to support an orphanage in Uganda
  • Providing school supplies, funds for teachers’ salaries, and infrastructure for a school in Somalia
  • Providing oils to help HIV victims in a small village in Kenya
  • Providing oils to begin a health and wellness program in an orphanage in Mexico
  • Providing oils to support children in several African villages

To be continued after the holidays.

Support the D. Gary Young Foundation

The parents of children in Gary Young's Chongon, Ecuador, school lay the first bricks for the expansion of the school to include high school students.

The parents of children attending the Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador, lay the bricks for the expansion of the school to include high school students.

We are in a wonderful time of year for giving, when we can share the many blessings we enjoy with those less fortunate. Gary Young often says he has been richly blessed in recovering his health and in building a worldwide essential oil company with his wife, Mary.

Gary established the D. Gary Young Foundation to share the gift of health and wellness he has received for so many years. A perfect way we all can spread joy is by joining Gary in supporting the work of the D. Gary Young Foundation.

This Foundation provides educational, financial, and health and wellness support in the U.S. and abroad. For example, the Sponsor a Child Program provides children in Chongon, Ecuador, with an opportunity to attend the Young Living Academy, where they receive a fantastic education and learn the principles and practical application of self-reliance and good health. [Click here to learn more.]

Gary’s Foundation supports at-risk children, builds schools and water systems in needy communities, and provides disaster relief, to mention just some of its projects.

To be continued next week.